BWL Plant Opponents Score Small Victory
The Lansing City Pulse reports a win for opponents of a proposed Board of Water and Light power substation that the utility wants to build at Scott Park. Since February, when BWL officials unveiled a plan for a substation to replace the Eckert Plant, many naysayers have called for utility officials to find a new site.
The Lansing City Council Committee on Planning and Development has delayed a decision for BWL's special use permit request by at least two weeks. Opponents of the new plant site are happy that they have more time to convince the utility to find an alternate location. Activists are now targeting General Motors, begging the company to allow BWL to use some of its property since the new substation would provide GM with the brunt of its power at Lansing Grand River assembly plant.